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Oddsocks Makes Dreams Come True Once Again

Oddsocks Productions will once again take over Workington Hall Park on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June with performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7pm each night. Oddsocks returns to celebrate their 30th Anniversary year with another high-energy, feel-good, family theatre show. You are invited to join them for a festival of music, magic and mayhem as […]

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Solfest – The Final Farewell Line-up Announced

Solfest The Farewell announce line-up for 2019 Cumbrias’ favourite festival Solfest announce the first wave of acts for Solfest 2019 which include artists such as Baka Beyond – The Undercover Hippy –  The Levellers lead singer and guitarist Mark Chadwick – Dansi  –  Neck  –  Funke and the Two Tone Baby – Local favourites Colt […]

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Eat, Drink and Shop at the Cumbrian Traders Market

Whitehaven is back in the events game as of this Friday 14th June with the Cumbrian Traders Market which takes place in the stunning gardens of St Nicolas’ church in Whitehaven.   We’ve got 26 stalls covering everything from Beer and Muesli to gingerbread and Cannabis oil so if you’re having a quiet day or […]

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A Circuit of Whiteside, Hopegill Head & Grisedale Pike 

  Length – 7.5 miles / 12.2 km  Ascent – 2510 feet / 761 metres  Start – OS grid reference NY158207  Lat 54.574476 // Long -3.304036  As the road from Cockermouth and Lorton approaches Crummock Water there is a car park with a telephone box at Lanthwaite Green. From the car park you can see the exit of Gasgale Gill between the […]

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From Sheep to Sweaters – A Celebration of Wool

Woolfest is the UK’s original festival of all things wool related.  Since 2005, knitters, spinners, weavers and breeders have descended on Mitchell’s Livestock Centre in Cockermouth for the annual event.    The award winning festival will take place on Friday 28th – Saturday 29th of June and is a mecca for anyone with a passion for wool and textiles.  Visitors can pick up […]

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New Textile Exhibition plans on Sewing the Seeds

With insect and pollinator numbers in decline, a group of local textile artists have been inspired by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and their ‘Get Cumbria Buzzing’ initiative.    They are hosting an exhibition called ‘Sewing the Seeds’ at Florence Art Centre this summer and the aim of the exhibition is to show off their skills with all […]

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Who Cares: Theatre at Rosehill

Who Cares, a new documentary play by LUNG, examines our failing care system, the impact of austerity and what happens when a child becomes the parent. “The alarm rings. You take a breath. Then it starts.” Sitting at the back of the bus, skipping the lunch queue and skiving lessons. At school Nicole, Jade and […]

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Mountain safety starts with you

Like all Mountain Rescue Teams, Cockermouth are made up entirely of volunteers who are on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The team are responsible for the Buttermere, Ennerdale, Lorton and Loweswater valley areas, where they help climbers from precipitous crags and ensure casualties are safely delivered into hospital care.  They also […]

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Our Lakes – The Magical Buttermere

A favourite of tourists and a hideout from Norman invaders…. Craig Wishart explains how Buttermere has seen it all. If you wander around Buttermere the sheer number of visitors can be a bit overwhelming. That’s because Buttermere is undoubtedly one of the jewels in the crown of the Lake District.  At just over a mile […]

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St Nicholas Gardens – Whitehaven in Bloom

Saint Nicholas Gardens It’s fair to say that tough economic times had led to reduced council budgets. And while social media has given us all a platform to voice our displeasure at the changes wrought in our towns, it can be easy to get hung up on the negatives and gloss over the positives when […]

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